Occupational Dermatitis Claims
Dermatitis is a general term used to describe skin conditions. Occupational dermatitis is a skin condition caused or made worse by a person’s exposure to an environment or substances at work that irritate the skin.
Causes of occupational dermatitis
Examples of substances (known as causative agents) which may cause dermatitis include:
However, there are many more substances and atmospheres which can cause dermatitis. If you have a skin problem that may be linked to your work, get in contact with Roberts Jackson Solicitors. As specialists in occupational dermatitis claims, we help clients to receive dermatitis compensation for skin conditions that have emerged or worsened during their employment.
Types of dermatitis
There are two main types of occupational dermatitis:
Contact Irritant Dermatitis – This can arise from a single contact with a substance or repeated contact.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis – This can occur when a person becomes allergic to the chemical within the substance and can happen immediately or as a result of exposure over many years. A person may then be exposed again to that substance years later and the condition will flare up if it is an allergic dermatitis.
Symptoms of occupational dermatitis can include some or all of the following:
- Blotchiness of the skin
Employers duty of care
Employers owe staff a duty of care in the course of their employment. The control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) Regulations and Personal protective equipment (PPE) Regulations apply to such occupational dermatitis claims and Roberts Jacksons Solicitors are experts in the interpretation and application of these regulations.